Meningitis C seen in previously vaccinated and unvaccinated people in Tuscany, Italy

So far this year, there have been 23 people infected with meningococcal meningitis, with 10 infected people having been previously vaccinated. The number of cases in 2015 and 2016 is a total of 54 which is drastically increased from the 2 cases in 2014 and the 3 cases in 2015.

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Advice For Travellers

The risk of exposure for the general traveller is low. However, there is some risk if the traveller has close personal contact with a suspected case, e.g., such as providing some direct care for the ill person. If a traveller has been in contact with a case, medical advice should be obtained, even if the traveller has no symptoms.

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